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Security Updates for Adobe Flash Player (APSB14-27)

by Carol~ Moderator / December 9, 2014 1:59 AM PST
Vulnerability identifier: APSB14-27

Priority: See Bulletin

CVE number: CVE-2014-0580, CVE-2014-0587, CVE-2014-8443, CVE-2014-9162, CVE-2014-9163, CVE-2014-9164

Platform: All Platforms

Summary

Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Flash Player for Windows, Macintosh and Linux. These updates address vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.

Adobe is aware of reports that an exploit for CVE-2014-9163 exists in the wild, and recommends users update their product installations to the latest versions:

• Users of the Adobe Flash Player desktop runtime for Windows and Macintosh should update to Adobe Flash Player 16.0.0.235.
• Users of the Adobe Flash Player Extended Support Release should update to Adobe Flash Player 13.0.0.259.
• Users of Adobe Flash Player for Linux should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.425.
• Adobe Flash Player installed with Google Chrome, as well as Internet Explorer on Windows 8.x, will automatically update to the current version.

Note: Users who have been updated to version 15.0.0.246 are not affected by CVE-2014-9163.

Affected software versions

• Adobe Flash Player 15.0.0.242 and earlier versions
• Adobe Flash Player 13.0.0.258 and earlier 13.x versions
• Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.424 and earlier versions for Linux

To verify the version of Adobe Flash Player installed on your system, access the About Flash Player page, or right-click on content running in Flash Player and select "About Adobe (or Macromedia) Flash Player" from the menu. If you use multiple browsers, perform the check for each browser you have installed on your system.

Solution

Adobe recommends users update their software installations by following the instructions below:

• Adobe recommends users of the Adobe Flash Player desktop runtime for Windows and Macintosh update to Adobe Flash Player 16.0.0.235 by visiting the Adobe Flash Player Download Center, or via the update mechanism within the product when prompted.

• Adobe recommends users of the Adobe Flash Player Extended Support Release should update to version 13.0.0.259 by visiting http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/archived-flash-player-versions.html.

• Adobe recommends users of Adobe Flash Player for Linux update to Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.425 by visiting the Adobe Flash Player Download Center.

• Adobe Flash Player installed with Google Chrome will be automatically updated to the latest Google Chrome version, which will include Adobe Flash Player 16.0.0.235.

• Adobe Flash Player installed with Internet Explorer for Windows 8.x will be automatically updated to the latest version, which will include Adobe Flash Player 16.0.0.235.

Continued with additional details:
http://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb14-27.html
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by Carol~ Moderator / December 9, 2014 4:54 AM PST
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Note: If using the Adobe Download Center, please be aware of any pre-checked optional downloads. Flash Player will run properly without them.
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